Dribbble

Description

Dribbble is a website for showcasing user-made artwork. It functions as a self-promotion and networking program for the graphical design, website design, illustration, photography, and other creative areas

Dribbble comes with an invite-only account system, where invitations are handed out to artists and designers to distribute them among their peers freely. There’s a Pro subscription service with added features also.

There were discussions around their invite-only membership system, which includes caused some controversy. The operating system has been used as a way to control the growth of the platform. Upon subscribing to the website, an individual is posted as a Potential client, only having the ability to post work after they get an invitation from another individual effectively. It has provoked question amongst the design community, describing it as a form of elitism often.